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U.S. Senate Won't Block Aid to International Clinics

July 10, 2003

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President Bush's order to block US assistance to international family planning agencies that perform or advocate abortions was rejected by the Senate, 53 to 43, with Democrats leading the drive to repeal the order. The House has upheld the rule in previous votes. Abortion rights advocates said the order amounted to a "global gag rule" that could lead to riskier abortions by denying critical family planning counseling. The White House said Bush would veto the foreign assistance bill should it contain language to "allow US taxpayer funds to go to international organizations which perform abortions and engage in abortion advocacy."

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Adapted from:
New York Times
07.10.03; Reuters

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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
 
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